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[30 Day Challenge] Something Sweet 
Nov. 21, 2013 4:49 am 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2013 11:43 pm

Random Observation/Comment #384: I've never been a big fan of sweets. I'm more of a savory kinda guy anyway. Plus, baking means I need to follow the recipe exactly, which feels much more like chemistry than art.


Recipe: Something sweet – honey cupcakes


Honey cupcakes use a lot of honey. We bought the good stuff form a farm near New Paltz and used up all of it for the batter and cream cheese frosting. There's really not much room to stray from the recipe, so we decided to put teddy grams on top of the frosting to make it "Winnie the Pooh" themed. Naturally, I reconstructed epic battle scenes between teddy bear tribes. Then I ate them. I won.

Lessons Learned:

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  •  Follow the recipe. It's delicious.
  • Do not over-fill the cupcake cups. Only fill them 2/3 the way up because it will rise. The first rack of 6 were experimental and overflowed. This makes it brittle and hard to take out without breaking.
  • Definitely use an electric beater to make the frosting. This will take out all the clumps and give you that fluffy, creamy texture from the cream cheese. Yum.
  • Put the teddy grams last (before you serve them). I stood them up on their feet and during transportation, they fell off or broke.
  • Be generous with the frosting. There's never enough frosting.

Final Thoughts:


Make this with your significant other! Baking is a great time to bond over stories and take flattering photos like the one above. It's also great to start nothing fights, but hopefully that doesn't come up over measuring cups of honey... Anyway, I had a wonderful time every step of the way. I think this is one of the best reasons to cook.

~See Lemons Eat Honey Cupcakes

Nov. 25, 2013 11:43 pm
LOL @ winning the teddy bear battles by eating the cupcakes (= Very cute! I love the Pooh themed honey cupcakes! Wish I still had kids at home to bake for! Hmmmmm - maybe for a baby shower . . . And your gf's awfully cute - but, be careful! She's armed with loaded beaters! Thank you for sharing!
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